|Etymology||Genus||Indian (indicus) Mulberry (Morus); common name to the species Morinda citrifolia|
|Species||Elliiptic; referring to the shape of the leaf|
|Synonyms||M. citrifolia var. elliptica Hook. f.|
|Common Names||Black Morinda, Lalang Tree|
I have only seen this tree in the Bidadari Cemetery thus far. The stem is narrowly ridged and fissured, and the straggly branches are light brown. The elliptic leaves are often wavy at the margins. The best way to identify is through its fruits, which is much smaller then Morinda citrifolia, and ripens to green-black.
The form of the Black Morinda in Bidadari Cemetery.
The leaves often have wavy margins.
Flowers grow on clumps.
The fruits, and their stalks.
The lumpy right, greenish and sometimes black.
A useful character is its light coloured stem and branches.